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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 22, 2006 7:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: jack straw

Not to mention Cliff is talking in the third person again like Bob Dole because that is something that CLiff does

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Poster: mcglone Date: Dec 22, 2006 8:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: jack straw

hey johnny,

odd question 1) how far are you from the spot where chris mccandless died? 2) have you ever made the 'pilgrimage' to his bus?


i read 'into the wild' sometime ago. good book, but it's that peacful, ignorance is bliss photo of him leaning against that bus that left an impression with me. maybe because i was of the same age, bumming around the bc wilderness between tours and wintering in the mountains that i'm so struck. there but for the grace of.. type thing. don't know.

is he folk legend up in your neck of the woods? seems like there's a song in there...

ian




This post was modified by mcglone on 2006-12-22 16:05:58

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 22, 2006 10:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: jack straw

I'm about 150 miles south of Denali Park which up here ( just like Canada I bet ) is considered close : )

I've been in the park but not specifically to that spot. He's considered the opposite of any kind of folk hero up here, he's considered an idiot. Alaskans tend to be very harsh on people who go into the wilderness unprepared which is exactly what he did. I'm not an outdoorsy person myself ( except for my back deck ) but I know enough to respect it. Seriously, up here you need to prepare for weather changes and encounters with wildlife.

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Poster: mcglone Date: Dec 22, 2006 5:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: jack straw

i don't think the kid was quite timothy treadwell, but i hear you. moral of the story, stay away from both the brown acid & wild potato seeds.

have a good christmas.

ian

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 22, 2006 5:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: jack straw

That's funny, I was just talking about this guy at work and someone else mentioned Treadwill.

You have a Merry Christmas too.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 22, 2006 5:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: jack straw

is that anywhere near Devil's Thumb?????

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 22, 2006 5:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: jack straw

Never heard of that. Is that up here?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 22, 2006 5:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: jack straw

in Alaska???? yes?? famous climbing spire - brutally dangerous.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 22, 2006 6:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: jack straw

OH! No wonder, I'm a-scared of heights.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 22, 2006 6:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: jack straw

nasty spot man - look it up - one of the worst in southern Alaska - a worse climb than denali in many ways - partly because of the knife edge ridge and northern exposure route and another - no plane/copter ride in - gotta hike through the glacier field - nasty shit. no true route up except the SE and that aint too cool due to the sun loosining up the 1/2 inch ice sheet on the 1/2 mile vertical face - couldn't pay me to do that one - Krakauer did it though. That man is the BALLS!!!!

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